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Group Tax Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange, MJ Gleeson plc is one of the fastest growing housebuilders in the UK. The Group has a strong financial position and a unique business model with continued opportunities for sustainable growth.

MJ Gleeson plc operates across 2 main divisions, Gleeson Homes, and Gleeson Land. Gleeson Homes specialises in building high-quality, affordable homes across the North of England and the Midlands. We attract and reach a wide buying demographic of first-time buyers, growing families, single homeowners and those looking to downsize. Gleeson Land specialises in land promotion, securing attractive residential planning consents on land mainly in the South of England, which ultimately helps to provide new homes in areas where housing need is high.

Due to continued rapid growth across the business, a fantastic for a Group Tax Manager has arose. This role reports to the Group Financial Controller as part of a highly skilled and professional Finance team. This key role will be responsible for the management of Group taxes and the tax control environment.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Developing and maintaining tax accounting procedures and controls for the Group
  • Working with external tax advisers to ensure the Group is tax compliant in all areas
  • Project leadworking with external tax advisers on areas such as:

      • VAT / CIS / Payroll taxes health checks
      • Land remediation relief claims
      • Corporation tax for accounts and returns
  • Reviewing and submitting CIS and VAT returns
  • Maintaining up-to-date SAO certification and tax strategy
  • Ensuring best practice tax reporting and disclosures
  • Main point of contact for tax queries across the Group
  • Developing and delivering tax training to the business
  • Ad hoc projects / analysis as required

The Ideal Candidate:

Key Skills: 

  • Strong communication skills – ability to communicate tax information in a meaningful way to a range of stakeholders
  • Self-motivated to help drive the tax agenda for the Group, take ownership for the tax work and manage own workload to hit deadlines
  • Project management skills – lead tax projects, including coordination with other departments outside Finance
  • Attention to detail and quality – drive a high-quality culture at all times as part of a of a highly motivated, professional finance team

Candidate Profile: 

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, or CTA)
  • 3-5 years of tax experience
  • Would suit a first-time mover from practice into industry
  • Knowledge of VAT in housebuilding context would be helpful


  • Generous holiday entitlement of 26 days per annum + bank holidays
  • Choice of company car or car allowance
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • Holiday Buy Back Scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance Scheme
  • Healthshield membership
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Share Purchase Plan

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